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John Adams, Composer
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One of America’s most admired and respected composers, John Adams (b. 1947) is a musician of enormous range and technical command. His works, both operatic and symphonic, stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. Over the past 25 years, Adams’s music has played a decisive role in turning the tide of contemporary musical aesthetics away from academic modernism and toward a more exp...
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Adams: Guide to Strange Places
Act I - excerpt from Guide to Strange Places (1:58) N/A
Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony
Act III - excerpt from Doctor Atomic Symphony: III. Trinity (1:18) N/A
Adams: Harmonielehre
Composer: John Adams
Conductor: David Robertson
Ensemble: STL Symphony
Recording Date: Fri 16 Mar 2007
III - Meister Eckhardt and Quackie (1:59) N/A
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine N/A
Composer: John Adams
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Recording Date: Sat 14 Sep 1991
Short Ride in a Fast Machine (4:46) N/A
Back-announcement, story continues (2:51) N/A
Adams: Concerto for Violin N/A
Composer: John Adams
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Ensemble: NEC Philharmonia
quarter note = 78 (15:04) N/A
Chaconne: Body Through Which Dream Flows (10:18) N/A
Toccare (7:49) N/A
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Walt Disney Concert Hall